Ohio boy, 6, has NEVER eaten and is first in the world to battle a digestive ...

An Ohio boy who has never eaten is currently battling a disease so rare that it doesn't have a name.

When Colton Bramlee was four months old, his parents, Todd and Carrie, tried introducing solid food into his diet, as recommended by pediatricians.

However, his stomach wasn't able to handle it and he would vomit incessantly every time he ate, reported PEOPLE. 

After five years, doctors discovered he has a genetic mutation causing the condition, and is the first person ever to be documented with it. 

The family is now hoping a bone marrow transplant may be the cure that allows six-year-old Cohen to eat food for the first time. 

Cohen Bramlee (pictured), six, from Ohio, began vomiting over and over again when tried food for the first time at four months old

After five years, doctors discovered Cohen (pictured) has a mutation of a gene in his immune system

Cohen Bramlee, six, from Ohio, began vomiting over and over again when tried food for the first time at four months old. After five years, doctors discovered he has a mutation of a gene in his immune system

His immune system over-responds when he eats food, causing him to be unable to keep it down. Pictured: Cohen in the hospital

His immune system over-responds when he eats food, causing him to be unable to keep it down. Pictured: Cohen in the hospital 

Cohen has been on a feeding tube seven days a week since he was an infant and receives additional nutrition from an IV. 

Doctors long suspected that his immune system was behind his health problems.

Not only was he unable to eat food, but he would often come down with fevers and bloodstream infections.

'In fact, our [gastrointestinal] doctor said: "There is a bigger monster that's causing all of this," and he, at the time, said: "We may never figure out what that monster is,"' Cohen's mother, Carrie, told PEOPLE.

'So you can imagine, as a parent, that's so disheartening to accept that.'  

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